Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

LCPL Lambert, Derek, a 2007 St. Amant High graduate, has returned home to Ascension Parish. He joined the USMC his senior year and left home in August of 2007.

In Jan 2010, he and approximately 4,000 other marines and sailors deployed for the Mediterranean Sea. They sailed out on the USS Ashland, USS Nassau and the USS Mesa Verde. The ships were diverted to Haiti for humanitarian duty, where they helped for two weeks.

They then continued on to their mission. After seven months, all three ships will returned to Camp LeJeune, in Jacksonville, NC Aug. 12. LCPL will be home for a brief visit

from Aug. 28 - Sept. 7. He has one year left to fulfill his duty.

His parents Chris and Daphne Lambert, along with family member Kacic, Blane, Gavea and Kadyn Williams and Angela Ortiz welcomed him home.